Sunday, May 29, 2016

Obama: World Leaders Are Rattled by Trump

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The supporters of Donald Trump, after hearing Obama say that the world is rattled by Trump, probably said, "Good, they should be rattled!"  They, Trump's supporters, want the leftist opposition of the American System to be nervous.

Regarding President Obama's criticism of Trump while on foreign soil, the Washington Post concluded that "The scene was striking: an American president, standing before reporters on foreign soil, declaring that one of his potential successors had 'rattled' other heads of state because he had displayed 'either an ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude' about them.

So says the historic president who won the Nobel Peace Prize based on his peacenik rhetoric, but who has been at war with various players around the world since he took office.  Obama has been destructive, has placed our allies at risk, has weakened the United States and her ability to defend herself, has encouraged Russia and China to become aggressive and begin a new era of Russian and Chinese expansionism, and the Middle East is on fire.  But he, Mr. Obama, says the world is worried about Trump.

Trump's supporters see the worried words of leftist leaders as a badge of honor.  Or, could the world's leaders know something the Trump supporters don't?

One thing is for sure, Trump's words portray him as a no-nonsense guy when it comes to foreign policy.  His supporters believe he's not going to put up with leaders who disrespect American interests, and the billionaire has been unapologetic to Obama, and the rest of his critics.
“When you rattle someone, that’s good because many of the world, as you know, many of the countries in our world, our beautiful world, have been absolutely abusing us and taking advantage of us,” he said at a news conference in Bismarck, N.D. “So if they’re rattled, in a friendly way, we’re going to have great relationships with these countries.”

Obama has explicitly criticized Trump several times this year, saying the presidency requires sober judgment, and some leaders have asked him about Trump’s most controversial remarks. At the G-7 summit the president said foreign leaders are “surprised” by Trump and that they “are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements.”

“But they’re rattled by it — and for good reason — because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous, and what’s required to keep the world on an even keel,” Obama said.

Let that sink in for a moment.  Obama, the biggest joke in American History regarding world affairs, is accusing his possible successor of being ignorant of world affairs.

It has been noted that no President since World War II, and perhaps longer, has ever chastised his potential successor before.  Once again, Obama is proving he is a historic blunder.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the proposed Muslim ban “stupid and wrong,” while Sadiq Khan, the new Muslim mayor of London, said Trump is “ignorant” about Islam. Trump, for his part, called Khan’s comments “very nasty” and told ITV host Piers Morgan to convey a message to Cameron: “Tell him I will remember those statements.”

Remember, the Muslim no-go zones are multiplying like rabbits in Britain, and the Muslim violence against Brits has been increasing as the Muslim migrants have flooded into the country.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has used an expletive to describe Trump’s wall-building scheme, and even Pope Francis referred to it in scathing terms by telling journalists aboard his papal plane that “a person who thinks only about building walls . . . is not a Christian.”

Never mind that the Vatican is surrounded by walls, or that the southern Mexican border is fenced, and heavily guarded by armed military.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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